celebrating 25 years

SDG was established in 1999.

Today, we Have represented over $38 billion to date in site selection projects.

Over the past quarter-century, we at SDG have been fortunate to have phenomenal partners, clients, and collaborators. We would love to hear your memories of working with the SDG team throughout the years. Please take a moment to share!

25th Anniversary

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SDG Milestones!

  • February 12, 1999 Mark Williams established SDG in an office above his garage
  • BMW became SDG’s first client; quickly followed by BP, Bridgestone, Tupperware, and Commercial Metals Company
  • 2000- SDG relocates to the historic Sylvan Building in Columbia, SC
  • 2001- Danielle Campolo joins SDG and remains the longest-serving team member
  • 2004- SDG expands to include headquarters locations and tax analysis
  • 2008- SDG certifies its first site
  • 2009- SDG turns ten and marks $2 billion in cumulative capital investments represented by SDG clients
  • 2011- SDG locates its first $1 billion project in Aiken, SC for Bridgestone
  • 2017- Mac Farr joins the team as a consultant
  • 2018- Jeannette Goldsmith joined the firm as partner, bringing 20 years of site selection experience
  • 2019- SDG launches GIS capabilities and new economic impact analysis
  • 2022- Preston Berger and Addy Cullum join SDG
  • 2023- SDG relocates to a new, expanded office in Greenville, SC